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Petersham is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Petersham is 42.487N. The longitude is -72.187W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,180.


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Median household income
Local
$47,833
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Petersham demographic reports
Petersham is on the Swift River
Nearby parks & recreation: Quabbin Reservation, Federated Women's Club State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Fisher Museum, Petersham Craft Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Petersham residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersham was $24,222, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Petersham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Petersham include Petersham Common Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Petersham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $459.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.


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Libraries in Petersham include Petersham Memorial Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Petersham workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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